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fdiaz05
07-01-2011, 12:29 PM
Hey all. Needing a little direction in how to and where to find the FRONT grip for a Kel Tec su16. Someone told me to "just a quad rail". I was looking more something a long the lines of http://home.comcast.net/~ericw023/KELTEC_02.jpg


does anyone know where I can go about purchasing a grip like that? or what company manufactures grips and quad rails for this type of rifle?



thanks for any help in advance!

ElvenSoul
07-01-2011, 12:31 PM
Umm Keltec makes one that drops right in.

arc
07-01-2011, 12:43 PM
or

http://redlionprecision.com/14212.html

-James

Iknownot
07-01-2011, 12:51 PM
or

http://redlionprecision.com/14212.html

-James

To each his own and all that but dropping a 1/3 the price of the Su for a front rail just seems loopy to me. It definitely does look better than the stock handguard.

Sumo99
07-01-2011, 12:55 PM
http://www.keltecweapons.com/product/compact-forend-3/

tomd1584
07-01-2011, 12:57 PM
Hey all. Needing a little direction in how to and where to find the FRONT grip for a Kel Tec su16. Someone told me to "just a quad rail". I was looking more something a long the lines of http://home.comcast.net/~ericw023/KELTEC_02.jpg (http://home.comcast.net/%7Eericw023/KELTEC_02.jpg)


does anyone know where I can go about purchasing a grip like that? or what company manufactures grips and quad rails for this type of rifle?



thanks for any help in advance!

are you talking about a railed handguard, or a vertical grip? Adding a VFG will require you adding a maglock, thus taking away the Keltec's biggest advantage of being a featureless rifle...

1911su16b870
07-01-2011, 12:58 PM
I have installed both the Keltec and Redlion order from each respective company.

arc
07-01-2011, 1:00 PM
To each his own and all that but dropping a 1/3 the price of the Su for a front rail just seems loopy to me. It definitely does look better than the stock handguard.

I'm not commenting on quality or value or anything like that. I don't own one. I'm just saying it's out there. Everyone has to make their own decisions.

-James

Untamed1972
07-01-2011, 1:01 PM
The one in the pic in the OP's link looks like some kind of 3 sided railed forend with rail covers on it, so it's hard to tell what the forend itself looks like.

762.DEFENSE
07-01-2011, 1:02 PM
Umm Keltec makes one that drops right in.

:iagree:

Untamed1972
07-01-2011, 1:04 PM
Umm Keltec makes one that drops right in.

The keltec on only has a single rail on the bottom though. The one in the pic seems to be railed on 3 sides.

Iknownot
07-01-2011, 1:51 PM
Btw, to the original poster, I have a very vague recollection of a post over at ktog.org in the SU forum about after-market foregrips for the SU and I believe someone may have posted the parts needed to make the grips in the original picture posted above.

You may want to poke around with the search feature over there or make a post over there.

KaLiFORNIA
07-01-2011, 2:54 PM
That is a red lion foreend with rail covers. I have the drop in one from kel tec and I think it looks etter than the stock bi pod. Red lion makes metal triggers for the su family too. Kel tec also makes a pistol grip and collapsable buttstock if your looking to go that route.

Lagduf
07-01-2011, 3:11 PM
I have the red lion forend. I like it significantly better than the kel-tec forend with picatinny rails.

The red lion forend changes the weight and balance of the weapon but if you need rail space it's the only way to go.

I'd go with the red lion forend or just stick with the stock handguards and just not deploy them as a bipod.

I've spent more money on my SU-16 then it's worth :(

fdiaz05
07-02-2011, 2:30 PM
hey all thanks for the advice and tips...I think I found what i'm looking for with Redlion!

I saw the keltec handrail for 47 too i'll look into both..


I appreciate it all...happy 4th of july weekend!

arking
07-02-2011, 2:50 PM
the keltec one is so simple to install, and priced right.

Briancnelson
07-02-2011, 6:58 PM
There are a number of examples on the KTOG web forum of how people have purchased the Keltec drop in and attached additional rails to the sides. It's not difficult, I did it on mine. Lot cheaper than the Redlion, and doesn't change the weapon weight so dramatically. I put a premium on keeping my Su lightweight.

Lugiahua
07-05-2012, 4:50 PM
sorry that I resurrect this thread.

I got a RedLion for my SU-16A, then realized that the front sight on Alpha is too big for me to install the forend myself.

I am thinking about to bring my SU to a gunsmith, ask them to permanently cut the frontsight off (since Alpha frontsight is **** anyway) then install the forend.
Did anyone tried this before?